Holistic End-of-Life, Funeral and Ceremonial Services

Life Rites Funerals is an LGBTIQ owned and run holistic funeral practice. With two out and proud LGBTIQ team members, amongst a crew of allies, Life Rites can guarantee safety, dignity, and a deep understanding of the incredible diversity of people, families and cultures within our vast and dynamic communities.

Our unique model of service allows us to take care of our families at any point from diagnosis, through treatment into the end-of-life process and beyond.

Having our own premises in Hurstville, Sydney, complete with a chapel and mortuary, means we are in a position to be able to offer hands-on, dignified and respectful care of our people, every step of the way.

We also have a relationship with premises on the Central Coast, where we can facilitate hands-on care if coming to Sydney is not possible.

We offer:

  • next steps information as death approaches
  • funeral planning and advice
  • end-of-life doula support
  • simple and elegant funeral services
  • family and friends-led celebrations of life
  • traditional faith-based funerals

Our processes and services are tailored to meet your needs and your budget.

All families and clients can receive an obligation free 15 minute consultation.

Life Rites services the Greater Sydney Region and Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Illawarra, Southern Highlands and The Shoalhaven areas.

We can meet in your home across Sydney and in our Boutique Funeral Home at 118 Durham Street, Hurstville.

Temple of Groom Barber (&hair) Studio.

Australia’s 1st β€˜tiny house’ barberβ„’
free craft beer | cuts | fades | shaves
dreadlocks & maintenance by app
facials and pamper packages

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Proudly rainbow owned and operated 🌈

Safe, friendly and inclusive space for all.
Rated 5 ⭐️ by our clients. Check us out.

Instagram @templeofgroom_

LGBTQIA+ Supportive Hypnotherapy Clinic

Axel Starviking, also known as The Starviking (music, vlogging, podcasts and creative art) is based in Buff Point NSW and runs a colourful clinic that serves a global community, via online sessions. Axel’s passion is seeing clients released from anxiety, fear, stress and worry, with a focus on co-creating action-based solutions with and for each client. No matter who you are, what you believe in, or how you present: you are welcome and included. Axel is the loving parent of two Trans kids, and is also a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and uses their 20+ years of experience to assist members of the Trans community (including their family members) with their transitions, utilising proven methods ranging from Gestalt, Body Psychotherapy to Hypnosis, and uses the DeTrauma Technique β„’ for any trauma work. Axel qualified through HTA (Hypnotherapy Training Australia www.hypnotherapy.net.au) an online college internationally recognised by IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists), and recognised by the AHA (Australian Hypnotherapy Association)

Sage Holistic Counselling

I proudly offer LGBTQI+ counselling and psychological support and am based at the Meraki Wellness Center, 1/14 Bellbird Ave, Terrigal. With a particular interest in diverse gender and sexual identities, I offer holistic counselling for those aged 12+ seeking safe, empathetic space to be heard and supported with all aspects of mental well-being. 1:1, couples and family counselling is available to help people be able to live their best lives as their true, authentic selves in a nurturing and safe space.





Pride now

Take Pride in your fitness journey, Pride now can support you at any stage in your fitness journey. Group training small or large, and personal training available

​Cancer Council NSW: LGBTQIA+ Cancer Support Service

We are Australia’s leading cancer charity, working across every area of every cancer.

We believe in a cancer free future. Every year in NSW alone, almost 48,000 people will hear the words β€œyou have cancer”.

Every day, we:

  • Support families affected by cancer
  • Speak out on behalf of the community
  • Empower people to reduce their cancer risk
  • Find new and better ways to detect and treat cancer

Cancer Council NSW aims to improve the way the LGBTQIA+ communities access support services for people affected by cancer.

We understand that LGBTQIA+ people diagnosed with cancer have unique issues and concerns, and our support services are committed to meeting these needs in a sensitive way.Β The first step is to ensure there is fairer access to health services and improved health outcomes for LGBTQI communities across NSW.

Check out our LGBTIQ support page today


Central Coast ARAFMI

We are here for families and individuals impacted by mental health issues

Our award-winning organisation is committed to supporting the mental health of whole families including individuals, children, parents, grandparents and loved ones.

We value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.

We offer a soft-landing community, and participant-designed, social, recreational and educational groups and activities. We also provide support, carer advocacy, and mental health referral services.

We also support mental health and wellness on the Central Coast through respite accommodation, volunteer/student placement programs and other initiatives.

Supporting carers, individual and families

If you are a carer for someone impacted by mental illness or trauma, our dedicated carer support worker is here for you. Book a 1:1 session, or join one of our welcoming carer support and education groups. Learn about our Carer and Family Support program here.

β€œI feel included and accepted in this safe and respectful space where I can just be who I am.” Christine

If you are personally impacted by mental health issues, we welcome you to join Yakkalla (Bateau Bay) and The Trustβ€”Beyond the Stigma (Narara).

β€œThe Trust gave my a support network and direction.” Jack

Yakkalla and The Trust are safe spaces where you can connect with others, learn new skills in supportive, non-judgemental environments. Join in creativity, wellness, living-skills, education, social groups and activities.

β€œReal people supporting real people.” Anon

Younger Onset Dementia Social Club (YODSS) located at Bateau Bay, is a welcoming and supportive social club where people who are experiencing younger onset dementia, and their loved ones, can relax with a cuppa, connect and have a laugh in the company of new friends.

NDIS participants are welcome to participate in our programs.

Get involved. Be supported.


About us

Central Coast ARAFMI (Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill; pronounced ah-raff-me) was formed in 1976.

We recognise the valuable contribution that carers of loved one’s living with a mental illness make in our community.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land we work on and pays its respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

How you can help

We welcome donations and fundraising to help support Central Coast families and individuals impacted by mental health. Get in touch to learn more.

Minus 18

We’re leading change, building social inclusion, and advocating for an Australia where all young people are safe, empowered, and surrounded by people that support them.

The Gender Centre


The Gender Centre Inc. is the peak state-wide multidisciplinary center of excellence providing a broad range of specialised services that enables the exploration of gender identity and assistance with the alleviation of gender dysphoria. We support trans and gender expressive people at every stage of their journey as they explore their authentic sense of self. This includes for some of our clients transitional support pre, mid, and post transition.

Transparent Counselling

Our approach to counselling and mental health will help you to find peace, discover your authentic self and create a life worth living now.

Transparent Counselling

Transparent CounsellingΒ is a counselling and supervision service provider based on the NSW Central Coast. Our affordable phone and online mental health services are available to clients located Australia wide.

Specialising in LGBTIQ, ADDICTION, Adult mental health


Phone & Online Counselling

Convenient appointments available via phone or online through Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and Microsoft Teams.

Clinical Supervision

Enhance your competence and discuss workplace or professional issues in a safe environment.